Sunday, July 5, 2015

Kamalahar helps revivie Tony's shipping career by successfully treating hepatitis B

Tony first found about his hepatitis B condition in 1996 when he was 18 years old. The doctors told him that there is not much that they can do. Last year, his career in the shipping industry got impacted as the medical checkups and requirements are quite rigorous in the industry.
Tony came across Kamalahar through internet search and contacted the company for the medicine. He was told that he will have to take Kamalahar for at least 6 months. Tony decided to go for it. He took the medicine rigorously and also followed a strict diet control which meant No alcohol, minimum intake of oily, spicy and fatty food.
After 6 months of medication he did test which was conducted in Lal Path labs which are one of the leading labs in India. To his utter surprise, Hepatitis B was undetectable. It has helped revive his shipping career.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ayurvedic herbs can treat liver problem including Fatty liver, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Ascites and Jaundice

Kamalahar is enriched with various herbs proven to be very effective for the treatment of liver problems. It has Tecoma undulata, Phyllanthus urinaria, Embelia ribes, Taraxacum officinale, Nyctanthes arbortritis and Terminalia arjuna.

Tecoma undulata is an herb which is proven to have medicinal property that helps in curing liver diseases especially for the treatment of hepatitis. It is also used in curing urinary disorders, enlargement of spleen, gonorrhea and leucoderma. Seeds are used against abscess.

Phyllanthus urinaria has been used for centuries to promote healthy elimination of gallstones and kidney stones. It is also used for the treatment of liver disease especially hepatitis B. Phyllanthus urinaria primarily contains lignans (e.g. phyllanthine and hypophyllanthine), gallic acid, alkaloids, and bioflavonoids (e.g. quercetin). While it remains unknown as to which of these substances has an antiviral effect, researchers believe that this herb acts primarily on the liver. Other research has revealed other possible benefits like helping to soothe the liver, detoxification of the liver and kidneys, relief from pain and inflammation, reducing oxidative stress, and an ability to inhibit hepatitis B virus DNA replication. It is believed that the possible benefit that phyllanthus urinaria provides in cases of liver damage could be due to the plants anti-viral activity. In Ayurvedic medicine, Phyllanthus has been used for over 2000 years in India for many medicinal uses for those with liver disease including hepatitis.

Embelia ribes is quite beneficial in the treatment of liver ailments especially jaundice and also for strengthening the body. It also helps with gastric problem by either preventing formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitates the expulsion of gas. It is also quite useful against tape-worms. It is believed to be useful against skin diseases, bronchitis, urinary discharges, Dyspepsia, hemicrania, worms in wounds etc.

Taraxacum officinale is believed to have a medicinal value, in particular against liver problems. It is also known to be a Diuretic and quite beneficial in the treatment of liver cirrhosis. It is also used in herbal medicines as a mild laxative, for increasing appetite, and for improving digestion. The milky latex has been used as a mosquito repellent and as a folk remedy to treat warts.

Nyctanthes arbortritis is known for its important place in Hindu mythology and this plant has many common names like Indian Night Jasmine. The flower, seeds and leaves of the plant are diuretic, antibacterial, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, immunopotential, anti pyretic, antioxidant, anti fungal, anti-bilious, sedative and antifilarial. It is useful in the treatment of many diseases including liver disorder. Its extract has proven by researchers to have significant hepatoprotective activity, which is ability to prevent damage to the liver and also hepatoregenerative. The herb in combination with other herbs is quite beneficial in the treatment of hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcohol liver diseases and other liver disorders. Apart from liver disorder, the herb has been used in the treatment of affections of scalp, rheumatic joint pain, malaria, snakebite, bronchitis, sciatica, chronic fever, rheumatism, internal worm infections, high blood pressure, diabetes, piles and skin diseases. Some people have also used the herb in the treatment of cancer.

Terminalia arjuna is high in co-enzyme Q-10 and helps in the treatment of cirrhosis of liver and reduces blood pressure.The arjuna was introduced into Ayurveda as a treatment for heart disease by Vagbhata. It is traditionally prepared as a milk decoction. In the Ashtānga Hridayam, Vagbhata mentions arjuna in the treatment of wounds, hemorrhages and ulcers, applied topically as a powder.
The combination of these herbs is what makes Kamalahar very effective in the treatment of liver disorders including hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver, ascites and jaundice.

Turmeric and Ginger - Two key ingredients for treating several ailments

In Ayurveda, ginger and turmeric or haldi are key ingredients for treating several ailments.
Different vitamins in ginger
Ginger is rich in magnesium, vitamin B 6 and vitamin C. It also contains calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and iron in small amounts.
Benefits of ginger:
  • Improves digestion of food
  • Improves absorption of nutrients
  • Cures colds - throat and nose congestion
  • Reduces nausea
  • Reduces flatulence
  • Reduces abdominal cramps
  • Reduces inflammation and joint pain
  • Ginger reduces hypo pigmented patches on your skin.
Remedies with ginger:
  • One can eat thin slices of ginger in a salt and limejuice mixture before and after meals to improve appetite and digestion.
  • It can be used in cooking as a fresh spice to enhance the taste.
  • Therapeutically ginger juice is mixed with basil leaves juice and honey to cure coughs and colds.
Different vitamins in turmeric
Tumeric or haldi is a powerhouse of iron, potassium and vitamin B6. Magnesium, vitamin C and calcium can also be found in turmeric.
Benefits of turmeric:
  • Reduces infection
  • Improves circulation
  • Improves digestion
  • Heals wounds
  • Enhances the skin
  • Boosts immunity
  • Liver detox
  • Improves cholesterol levels
  • Fights free radicals
  • Improves anaemia
  • Fights colds and the build-up of mucus
  • Relief from joint pains and inflammation
Remedies with turmeric:
  • Turmeric anti-aging face pack
  • Milk and turmeric helps fight colds and builds immunity
Turmeric is one of the key ingredients of Indian cooking, especially in curries, which makes it an integral part of our lives.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ardha Matsyendrasana Aasana help improve liver functioning

The asana is named after the great yogi Matsyendranath. The name comes from the Sanskrit words ardha meaning "half", matsya meaning "fish", eendra meaning "king", and asana (आसन ) meaning "posture" or "seat".

The Aasna
  • Stimulates the liver and kidneys
  • Stretches the shoulders, hips, and neck
  • Energizes the spine
  • Stimulates the digestive fire in the belly
  • Relieves menstrual discomfort, fatigue, sciatica, and backache
  • Therapeutic for asthma and infertility
Traditional texts say that Ardha Matsyendrasana increases appetite, destroys most deadly diseases, and awakens kundalini.
How to do Sitting Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
  • Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the feet together and the spine erect.
  • Bend the left leg and place the heal of the left foot beside the right hip (optionally, you can keep the left leg straight).
  • Take the right leg over the left knee.
  • Place the left hand on the right knee and the right hand behind you.
  • Twist the waist, shoulders and neck in this sequence to the right and look over the right shoulder.
  • Keep the spine erect.
  • Hold and continue with gentle long breaths in and out.
  • Breathing out, release the right hand first (the hand behind you), release the waist, then chest,lastly the neck and sit up relaxed yet straight.
  • Repeat to the other side.
  • Breathing out, come back to the front and relax.
 The Aashan may cause back or spine injury: Perform this pose only with the supervision of an experienced teacher

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Death tragedies continue to mount from bootleg liquor in India

Indian authorities say the number of people killed after drinking home-brewed liquor thought to have been laced with a highly toxic chemical in the country’s most populous city, Mumbai, has soared to 94. It is possible for the number of the dead to rise to as much as a three-digit figure as more than 150 have consumed this alcohol. The death toll may rise.

Five people have so far been arrested in connection with distributing and selling the toxic liquor to poor workers. Eight police officers have also been suspended for “negligence” for allowing the sale to take place in their area.

An investigation is underway to determine whether high levels of methanol were present in the alcoholic drink.

There are reports that more than half of the victims still alive are in serious condition, and many of them have gone blind. Methanol is metabolized in the liver and the retinas, which explains why people who drink it are blinded.

Unlicensed liquor is widely consumed across India. The victims are mostly poor wage laborers, rickshaw pullers and hawkers, who can’t afford the alcohol at state-sanctioned shops.

The recent tragedy is the latest in a series of mass poisonings caused by tainted liquor in India. More than 31 people lost their lives near Lucknow in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in January after consuming toxic drinks.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Alcoholic liver disease on rise in dry Gujarat

Ironically, close to 1,000 cases of liver cirrhosis are reported every month in dry Gujarat. Nearly 80% of these cases reported in various government and private hospitals of Ahmedabad are related to alcohol.

Many of the leading hospitals in big cities of Gujarat report hundreds of cases every month.

Cirrhosis is a slowly progressing disease where healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, which can lead to organ failure.

For many patients, cirrhosis degenerate into fourth state cancer and they die during the course of treatment.

Most of patients are males. The symptoms include rapid deterioration in kidney function, low oxygen levels in the blood of arteries, altered consciousness, accumulation of fluid in peritoneal cavity and peritonitis, an inflammation of peritoneum (thin tissue that covers most of abdominal organs).

It is not just the old who put their lives in peril due to the demon drink, but the young are also getting addicted to it. Many of the patients are in the age-group of 25 to 40 who are habitual drinkers. Prolonged alcohol misuse can cause long-term liver damage which is further aggravated by Hepatitis B and sedentary lifestyle.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Daily dose of sugary drinks pose risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Making a habit of drinking sugar sweetened drinks on a daily basis can prove harmful for liver, as a new study claims that it increases the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Tufts University (USA) researchers analysed 2,634 self-reported dietary questionnaires from mostly Caucasian middle-aged men and women enrolled in the National Heart Lunch and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Framingham Heart Study's Offspring and Third Generation cohorts.

The sugar-sweetened beverages on the questionnaires included caffeinated- and caffeine-free colas, other carbonated beverages with sugar, fruit punches, lemonade or other non-carbonated fruit drinks. The participants underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan to measure the amount of fat in the liver and the authors of the current study used a previously defined cut-point to identify NAFLD. They saw a higher prevalence of NAFLD among people who reported drinking more than one sugar-sweetened beverage per day compared to people who said they drank no sugar-sweetened beverages. 
The relationships between sugar-sweetened beverages and NAFLD persisted after the authors accounted for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and dietary and lifestyle factors such as calorie intake, alcohol, and smoking. In contrast, after accounting for these factors the authors found no association between diet cola and NAFLD.

Sugar-sweetened beverages are a major dietary source of fructose, the sugar that is suspected of increasing risk of NAFLD because of how our bodies process it.

The study was published in the Journal of Hepatology. The study added to a growing body of research suggesting that sugar-sweetened beverages may be linked to NAFLD and other